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Rapper Rock arrested after fight
Kid Rock
Kid Rock was in town for a concert
US rapper Kid Rock has been arrested after a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

Police arrested the performer and five members of his entourage on Sunday morning after an argument with a man escalated into a fight.

The 36-year-old's tour bus was pulled over by police after it left the scene, a branch of the Waffle House chain.

He was released on Sunday evening after posting $1,000 (490) bail and stopped to sign autographs for fans.

"Rock along with five members of his entourage were charged with one count of battery, which is a misdemeanour," said the spokeswoman for DeKalb County police .

"The victim was treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries."

Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, suffered minor cuts and bruises in the fight and was also charged with criminal damage to property after a window was punched out during the fight.

He had just scored the first number one album of his career in the US charts with Rock N Roll Jesus. He was in Atlanta for a show he had performed earlier that evening.

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